It’s nice to go abroad sometimes, but there are also many great holiday destinations in the UK. Located on the Yorkshire coast, Whitby feels quite remote and you get a real sense of being away from it all while you’re there. Whitby has a certain feel about it and is a great place to go for a few days.
There are a great many vampire themed attractions in Whitby and kids get excited at the prospect of a few scares. Whitby is best known for being the place where the ship carrying Dracula landed in Bram Stoker’s classic novel and the town plays up to that. There is a gothic feel to the town and indeed it is the location of a couple of gothic festivals each year.
Whitby Abbey looms over the town from atop a hill and this is perhaps why it featured in Dracula as it seems foreboding. The Abbey was built in 657 AD by the then King of Northumbria, Oswy. The Abbey is worth a visit and there are audio guides which you can listen to through headphones as you walk about.
Captain Cook served his apprenticeship in Whitby and you can see the site where he lodged during this time. The Captain Cook Memorial Museum features information about the seaman’s life and explains how he came to command the Endeavour. For a taste of the waves, visitors can go on boat trips in old-fashioned vessels.
Booking a cottage in Whitby couldn’t be easier these days with the internet providing a wealth of different options. Self catering accommodation gives you greater freedom and a place to call your own for a few days. If you want to get the most out of your trip to Whitby, take a look at the cottages that are available in the area.
Don Finegold is a widley respected writer who has been writing for 5 over years often writes on Whitby Hotels and a wide range of other subjects.